The beauty in and around us

It’s Spring! I’m sitting outside (without a big coat on) listening to the birds, noticing the flowers and blooming trees around me.  If you’re like me, you’ve been waiting for months for this. Hoping that it was truly the last snow, and excited to plant flowers and spread mulch. The waiting process is part of what makes it so special when it arrives.

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Sometimes we find ourselves waiting for things in our life. During these times, we can find strength from our endurance. While we are waiting for the snow in our lives to melt, we need to concentrate on our inner beauty and the word of God. It’s during these times that God wants us to develop inner beauty; a gentle and kind spirit that reflects His love for us.

It reminds me of the stages of a butterfly. We are born from an egg and start out as a small creature, inching along in life trying to figure out why we are here.

We might find relationships, jobs, or financial peace but nothing that truly satisfies us. We may stay in this stage (our chrysalis) for a while, but it isn’t until we find and understand the love of God that we can truly emerge and be the creature that we were designed to be!   butterfly-bush

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! (2 Corinthians 5:17)